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Outcome of surgery for rectal cancer in octogenarians
Swiss Medical Weekly
The aim of this study was to assess the outcome of surgery for rectal cancer in patients 80 years of age or more. A retrospective study of 29 patients older than 80 years, who presented in our institution between 1997 and 2001 with the diagnosis of rectal adenocarcinoma, was undertaken. Median follow-up was 54 (range 27-78) months, and the median age of patients was 85 (range 80-94) years. Twenty-four out of 29 patients (83%) underwent surgery, 23 being operated electively. Twenty out of 24pmid:16633966 fatcat:a7mry6ry35fblo5sv5yd7vtuui